“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and
the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe
is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better
as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
–Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech 2005
I didn’t know Steve Jobs personally. And quite obviously, he didn’t know me. I am not ashamed to admit that in my mind, before I got my iPhone, he was an abstract personality, someone who I knew existed but he was simply someone that didn’t really feature in my conversations. But when I started using the iPod and the iPhone (and to some extent the iPad) I began to marvel at the workings of this man’s mind.
He changed the world and inspired the world with his innovations. And he practiced what he preached. He never settled. We should all be inspired by his example.